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  1. Do you guys see a lot of people saying they are nursing students....
    I work with several pre-req nursing students and 2nd semester nursing students. I don't really have a problem with what they call themselves EXCEPT when the students attempt to act like nurses and...
    Jan 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. Patients and the race card
    I was looking at some of the responses and I would like to make a statement. As a Native American/Anglo male nurse I find it amusing some of the things I hear. 1 DON refered to me as "the tan white...
    Nov 15, '10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Nursing Career Questions
    I have an EMS background so nursing was easy. The good points are stable pay and hours ( in LTC ), self worth, getting to meet some of the most interesting people in the world, the medical community,...
    Aug 23, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Is it to late for me to become a Nurse?
    If you can dream it, you can do it. If you want it bad enough you can get it!! Don't let others decide for you. Being a male nurse is great and you will be suprised that a weak stomach goes away....
    Aug 23, '10
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  5. I'm sure this has been said.. MA's calling themselves Nurses
    I have been in positions where pts thought that the CNAs and MAs were their nurses and I couldn't be their nurse because I was a man. I have also seen CNAs and MAs and CMAs ID themselves as nurses as...
    Aug 23, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Texas: Methodist Hospital Moves To Hire Only RNS' with BS degree
    Ah here we go again!! That infamous Atkins study was about staffing/pt ratios not AD versus BSN. And don't we all take the same board exam?? On that note let's say ADs pass the same exam as BSNs...
    Aug 6, '10
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  7. Time to call a duck a duck?
    I once worked with an RN that had over 20 years at bedside. She gave me a piece of advise when I first entered nursing. "Nurses are their own worst enemy". Everyone wants to protect their pie but...
    Jul 23, '10
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  8. How do you wash your scrubs?
    Years ago while attending an EMS training class for BIO hazards and NBC warefare we learned of a magical solution to wash our uniforms in. Anti Bacterial DISHSOAP with CITRUS OIL. I have used it on...
    Jun 13, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. The Great Emergency Prank War
    One time at halloween I took a rubber zombie and put it in a bed. Everyone got a kick out of it because I told no one except there was a new resident in room #310. At one hospital we tied a sleeping...
    May 26, '10
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  10. Attractive Students Being Hired First
    If some nurse gets hired because of looks so be it. My experience is that they live to regret such hiring policies. In rural areas it don't take long for the word to get out and the backlash can be...
    May 6, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. Why do many nurses look down on LTC?
    LTC has challenges that I didn't find at the hospital and vice-versa. I really feel that the issue is more on a level of I am better than you plus the rep of nursing homes hasn't been the best in the...
    Apr 7, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. A Wardrobe Malfunction, or Why Not to Wear A Halloween Costume to Work
    I can see the whole event!! It is better than the time of monster movies on halloween and working that night. Needed the laugh...............:yeah:
    Apr 7, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. sex in the work place...really?
    Sorry to upset the apple cart folks. Some of the female professors hit on us male students or flirted extensively with us. :eek:
    Mar 28, '10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. sex in the work place...really?
    Sorry tejas but they were mostly the female professors. :eek:
    Mar 26, '10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. You are part of the problem with healthcare today if...
    I came from EMS and moved over to nursing after 22 years and I agree with many comments made. It is amazing that in EMS/Fire Depart. admin types are still required to spend time in the field but in...
    Mar 26, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. sex in the work place...really?
    At the hospital where I use to work seperated the couples when caught by unit assignments or day and night shift assignments. They really didn't want to fire people because of possible backlash. I...
    Mar 26, '10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. You know you're Old School when...
    Thanks P RN. I have one that was doomed for the dumpground that I rescued when I was an EMT/FF. We had just got our new hare traction splints. I lost the bag of triangle bandages that went with it....
    Mar 26, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Nurses Say the Darnedest Things!
    I made the trans from EMS to nursing and it was a challenge plus a male dealing with "men do not make good nurses". Respect works both ways people.
    Mar 22, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. sex in the work place...really?
    Years ago a friend of mine had relations with a nurse on a transfer in the back of an ambulance. I was on duty when They got back and could feel something was up. City hall got a report because they...
    Mar 22, '10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. You know you're Old School when...
    I have fond memories of the "tips" my mom and grandmother exchanged about how to keep their uniforms "acceptable". I iron my scrubs and my female co-workers find it hard to believe that I do my own...
    Mar 22, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. You know you're Old School when...
    This was pre Sager and Hare splints were just coming out! It outlined the leg and you used bandages to support the leg and apply traction. You flipped the leather covered circle for the right or...
    Mar 16, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. You know you're Old School when...
    Being in the medical profession for over 30 years and a third generation nurse its like hearing the stories from my mom and grandmother. In 1979 latex gloves were seldom used and what was the name of...
    Mar 16, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Why do many nurses look down on LTC?
    I also believe that the clinical experiences determine the attitude of many nurses. Some of my classmates were totally upset with the LTC and even after several years still view all LTC nurses as...
    Dec 28, '09
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  24. Anyone start their career late in Life?
    In 9 days I will be a 52 yo RN that can hang with the youngest nurses where I work!! Being in shape and working out has alot to do with it. My only concern is the pratice of promoting younger nurses...
    Dec 21, '09
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  25. Why do many nurses look down on LTC?
    I have almost 15 years in LTC and I put myself through LPN school working as a CNA. Being a single male nurse in the rural setting here in New Mexico LTC offers stable employment. The local hospitals...
    Dec 21, '09
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing


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